Mar 24, 2014

step into spring


Spring is officially here and that means

pretending I have an excuse to get new shoes. 

I have always been a fan of platforms, and now the trendy and comfortable flatforms,
and I am in love with almost every pair this season. My love for pastel has been coaxing me
into wearing more color as well, which is fun to do with a shoe.

Lately I have spent a lot of time alone, crafting, sewing and
watching Golden Girls, and to be honest, it is a really good feeling. Sometimes I trick
myself into thinking I'm a very social being, but I forget how much I love to stay home, bewitched
by a project. Alternately, I am really enjoying being in California and exploring my new neighborhood that is littered with vintage and record shops. It is pretty safe to say where all my extra money will be going but hopefully I’ll resist enough to buy a new pair of shoes.

#1 reyes platform / jeffrey campbell (shop here)

#2 pink pastel candy sandal / asos (shop here)

#3 peach airplane chelsea boots / asos (shop here)

#4 textured forest flatform / nasty gal (shop here)

#5 metallic cosmonaut sandal / nasty gal (shop here)

#6 cutout oxfords / jeffrey campbell (shop here)

#7 mint platform sandal / nasty gal (shop here)

#8 orange gladiator / nasty gal (shop here)

#9 velvet platform / missguided (shop here)

#10 pastel ankle boot / topshop (shop here)

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Mar 11, 2014

pastel tropics

moto jacket-h&m | pastel tropical onesie-forever 21
checkered midi-forever 21 | pink frill sock-topshop | buckled platforms-zara

Surprise, surprise, another post about my love for pastels.

Seriously though, what’s not to love? Outfits like this have steadily become my go-to look
lately. A mix of patterns, my leather jacket, and a great wedge or boot. I bought material to make a few midi skirts, but with my move (if you didn’t see my last post, I as recently as last week moved to LA!) I’ve had little to no time to work on the growing stack of projects that took up several boxes of my Uhaul.

So far life in California has been a huge change from my life in Utah, which I gladly welcome.
I am looking forward to doing more exploring, eating adulterously good ethnic food, going to bands from Burger and Lollipop records and seeing where I can take my blog and future brand.

I would also like to say thank you to those who have been following my blog!
It has barely been six months since I started a record of my personal style and I become more thrilled with it every day. If there are any bloggers in the LA area who would like to get together for coffee or a drink let me know! I would love to meet you and check out your blog.

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back to the beach

My whole life I've grown up along the west coast, until

my family moved to a state that has been in constant drought since the dawn of time...Utah.
I didn't mind being there too much, but missed the bombardment of culture, the freaks, the palm
trees and ferns, the roar of the ocean and the constant influx of creativity these things seem to give me. So it is no surprise that for the past few years I have been more than eager to find my way back west. One day I decided to quit my job and drive to San Francisco in search of a job and place to live. Needless to say, it didn't work out, and I wearily drove back to Utah in scattered thought about what to do next. I found another job, and then my job doing event marketing and managing an online column for SLUG Magazine, but it still didn't feel quite right.

I began thinking more and more about what I really want out of life and I knew
I needed to get out of Utah if I were ever going to come close to achieving the plans I
have in mind for myself. As if it were fate, I was out of the blue approached by a company in
LA whom I have done a bit of freelance work for in the past, wondering if there would be any
way I'd be willing to relocate to manage their social media and relations. It was an easy decision
to make, and here I am now, writing this post from my own LA apartment. I can safely say this is
one of the easiest changes I've ever made in my life, and can't help but feel this is where I'm meant
to be at this point in my life. I am beyond thrilled to be a step further toward achieving
my goals and am prepared to work harder than ever to see my career path take off
over the next few years.

This is truly a testament to hard work, focus and a

little risk taking. If you have a goal in mind,

do everything you can to move toward it and you'll

find things usually work out in your favor.

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